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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 1, 2012 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Very few are "always" skips.

LLR unless it is a recommended 5 star version.
MSWS again unless it is rated at a high level
Don't Ease & Day Job - mainly because these two are one and done get us to limo/toilet on time songs - nothing happening here.
TJ unless it is reviewed as being stellar.
All Vince songs - regardless as there are no 5 star versions

There are a few quality versions of Brent's tunes, so I don't skip them immediately...but 90% of the time its a skip. I love his playing and vocals, but...

Gimme Some Lovin' can test my tolerance for sketchy vocals...fun when seen live but not so much on tape.

Lovelight after the Bobby treatment is pretty hurting, but there are highly rated versions - I'll check them out. The Moscone Center version from May '82 is very groovy.

In reality if I'm listening to a show I play it straight through, I'll go to the fridge for a beer during songs I can enjoy from the other room. But if I'm hunting and pecking through a show I will skip certain tunes for sure.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Feb 2, 2012 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Mexicali
Mama Tried
Mr Fantasy/Hey Jude
Victim Or Crime
Greatest Story
Corrina
Hell In A Bucket
Day Job
Foolish Heart
Drums... (Well Almost Always)
Easy To Love
Two Souls In Communion
They Love Each Other
Around and Around
Samba In The Rain
Baba O'Reilly
Any Beatles Cover





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Poster: Memphis Blues Date: Feb 2, 2012 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Pardon my nitpicking, please, but do you skip all TLEO's or just the slow ones? I think the upbeat versions from 73 were great; it's a shame they slowed it down and made it really drag.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 2, 2012 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Totally agree on TLEO - the slow ones are a drag.

Probably heresy here - but I skip a lot of the Dylan covers... just unbearable.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 2, 2012 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Blasphemy on the disses for TLEO! (May I humbly recommend almost any from '77, or at the very least the Dicks Picks Vol. 18 from 2/3-5 '78? Killer Jerry solo in that one.)

My list of always skipped tunes:

LLR (even from my favorite all-time show of 10/29/77. I simply can't stomach this tune.)

Almost anything on "Built to Last" with the exception of "Foolish Heart"

Sunrise (doesn't present much of a problem.)

Wave at the Wind (I mean, seriously...really? Wave at the freaking wind?)

Two Souls in Communion ...also Half-hour long Good Lovin's & Lovelights (I love just about everything else Pig does, just so we're clear.)

Black Muddy River (yeah, yeah, go ahead and tell me how "soulful", "heartfelt", and "poignant" it is...it's slower than molasses in January and Jerry always sounds like a frog being pureed in a blender.)

The feedback/make-your-Dog-poop-the-rug sections of every Dark Star from roughly 1972-1974. Take those parts out and you have some of the finest music ever performed, but I just don't see the point of putting my ears through that crap (yeah, I know--it's possibly meant to evoke the sound of a Dark Star actually pouring its light into ashes, but it's still about as musically entertaining as Spinal Tap's "Freeform Jazz Odyssey" played at the infamous twin bill they shared with the puppet show.

oh, and Seastones (see above.)



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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 2, 2012 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Post of the Year

"....sounds like a frog being pureed in a blender.

"....make-your-Dog-poop-the-rug sections of every Dark Star from roughly 1972-1974."

Post of the Year....so far.

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Poster: b42l0ng Date: Feb 2, 2012 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Post of the Year

79-95